1861 3CS MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 21953957
PCGS#: 3679

Owner's Comments

Beautiful original surfaces with azure toning

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1861 Three Cent Silver has the highest mintage of any date in the 1860s, but this is a relative term, since the 1852 (the most common date in the series) has a mintage that is 375 times that of the 1861.  This disparate relationship does not translate to the PCGS Population Report, where the census of the 1852 is only twice that of the 1861, but this is due to the fact that most circulated examples never make it to the grading services.

The PCGS Condition Census contains a full complement of MS67 examples, meaning that collectors can find some wonderful examples on the market.  The 1861 usually comes well struck, seldom with clashmarks, and often with rich, frosty luster.  For type purposes, this is a great date, and one that offers excellent value.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 497,000 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
3
40
4
39
1
6
42
8
55
10
58
12
62
1
15
65
20
70
45+
115
50+
175
53+
190
55+
200
58+
215
62+
270
63+
395
1
64+
625
3
65+
1,150
66+
2,800

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,500 R-3.5 15 / 16 21 / 25
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 14 / 16 TIE 20 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 15 / 16 22 / 25

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade